More Minor Roster Moves; Charges Against Aaron Boogaard Dropped

October 6, 2011, by

A lot of the hooplah today was that the Rangers claimed Jeff Woywitka off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.  They also made a few other minor moves to round out the rosters at the NHL and AHL levels:

  • To make room for Woywitka, the Rangers sent Stu Bickel to the Connecticut Whale. It is a bit ridiculous that Bickel had to return to the US, you would think that the NHL would consider this to be a special cicrumstance, considering he is in Europe.
  • The Whale signed forward Scott Tanski to an AHL contract.
  • The Whale signed forward Jordan Owens and defenseman T.J. Fast to Professional Try Outs.

In addition to the roster moves, some good news. The judge threw out all charges against Aaron Boogaard for felony drug possession.  Boogaard was originally charged in connection with his brother Derek’s tragic death, but it was revealed that Aaron was helping his brother with his addiction.  It is good that his charges were dropped.


  1. bob says:

    Very good news for Aaron,poor guys has enough personal pain to work through.Unless you go through a similiar experience,you have no idea how long it takes for the pain to subside a little.He is in his own personal prison.Dont know about Woywitka but seems he is capable enough.Seems like a decent pick-up.

  2. Jess says:

    Totally agree very dumb to make Bickel fly back to US. They allow teams to carry a 3rd goalie in case of emergency so why not a couple of spare players?